Respond to Review of CLOSED: InSpiral Lounge
Review: I love this place. So so much. I went last October (2009) and got as many scoops of their amazing raw ice creem as I could (mint chocolate chip was my fave, though one really could not go wrong with any of them!). The second time I went back to London, I forgot where InSpiral was located and the name of the place itself! So I kind of had to make a trek through London to get there, but it was SO worth it. I took forever trying to figure out what I wanted to eat, because everything just looked so amazing and I knew it'd be a while again before I would get to go back. I ended up ordering the large plate of several different options- salad, potato wedges, yams, greens, dahl, quinoa... garlic cashew hummus (mmmmmmm!). It was all SO good! Now here is the truly special part... While I was enjoying my delicious lunch, a very kind woman approached me saying, "This may be kind of a weird question but, do you like raw chocolate?" Thinking she just wanted my opinion on raw chocolate in general, I replied "Oh, yes, it is really, really good and flavourful." "Okay!" was her reply as she headed over toward the counter. She came back and asked me if I liked durian "Yes" I told her, but I wanted to add that not everyone does, so if it is her first time trying it, she may not like it too much. But she left too fast for me to say anything more. About 3 minutes later, she came back again- with a box of 12 raw chocolates. She placed them in front of me saying, "It's a present." and then left. I sat there for a good few minutes, completely stunned. How often does that happen in life?! What a wonderful, amazing experience! I am so grateful to this woman for her kind generosity. She completely made my day, if not entire experience in London (which... okay, was only a day this time). Anyway, the rest of the story goes like this: I finished my delicious lunch, ordered a delicious bagel to go, had a very yummy vanilla cupcake... a couple of the chocolates, shared a couple of the chocolates with a couple sitting near me, had no choice but to go get a brownie for the road, and bid farewell to one of my favorite restaurants in the whole world. I am InSpiral-ed to do more random acts of kindness, too! Until we meet again, InSpiral!